Force Factor Test X180 Gummies Review
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Are you in search of an enjoyable and natural way to increase your testosterone levels?
Me too! This is why I thought I would try out Force Factor’s Test X180 Gummies and see if they are the solution!
It is claimed that these delicious chewables will help increase testosterone production for better health and fitness overall. Force Factor Test X180 Gummies contain a combination of ingredients such as Tribulus Terrestris, fenugreek extract, and maca root that have been specifically tailored to promote healthy testosterone production, increase energy levels, strengthen muscles, and speed recovery.
Force Factor Test X180 Gummies First Look
Immediately I can see that this is a large tub, with lots of gummies inside. It states it is made in the USA which can often be a good thing, although, it isn’t a guarantee that the quality will be top-tier. It also states in the tub that there isn’t any gelatin, never the less, this isn’t necessarily suitable for vegetarians or vegans due to the manufacturing process which uses equipment that ‘may’ process shellfish, milk, and eggs.
The reality is, there isn’t anything particularly remarkable about it, although the gummy angle is novel.
Understanding Testosterone and its Importance
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone produced in male bodies at birth and produced predominantly in the testicles and, to a lesser degree, by adrenal glands. Although often associated with aggressive behavior type A personalities and driving habits, testosterone plays many other essential functions that may surprise you.
Testosterone serves many essential functions in both men and women: secondary sexual characteristics like facial hair growth and voice deepening; anabolic effects (testosterone causes the epiphyseal plate to close early during puberty and thus stimulates muscle growth); and erythropoiesis which raises the hematocrit level, improving oxygen carrying capacity while contributing to both drive and fertility.
People can experience low levels of testosterone due to either medical conditions or normal aging (late-onset hypogonadism). Some can inherit it genetically through Klinefelter syndrome or Kallmann syndrome, while others develop it later due to something that damages the testicles, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus.
People can take several different medications to raise their testosterone levels. These may include injectable forms such as gel or liquid injections, cream applications, or short and long-acting injections; buccal tablet forms (which resemble pills but don’t need to be chewed or swallowed); pellets placed subdermally by having local anesthesia shot into upper hip or buttock area to numb skin area before placing under the skin the pellets that will gradually dissipate over 3-6 months.
Introducing Force Factor Test X180 Gummies
Force Factor is a brand that sells a range of nutritional products. They claim to be from Harvard, not that necessarily means anything, they haven’t specified the company was founded at Harvard University. That’s by-the-by because they are based in Boston’s innovation district. The website claims that they’re committed to ‘effective formulas’ backed by ‘scientific research’.
Their mission statement on the website states that their purpose is, to ‘…Improve global health for a better future…’. As such, customers must place a great deal of trust in the company and their products.
There’s also a lot of information regarding research and development, quality testing, and validation of the ingredients used across the range of products that Force Factor brings to the market. However, what I find somewhat irksome, is that Force Factor sells many different testosterone boosters. They list 18 different testosterone booster products! That is ridiculous!
Plus they look like slight variations of each other, talk about saturating the market!
As such, we are expecting the best product available. After all, they talk the talk…
Exploring the ingredients in Test X180 Gummies
So, with all of the information regarding scientific research and testing, this is going to be a great ingredient list. As this is a gummy I will omit the carbohydrate content etc that is associated with the structure of the product, and instead focus on the micronutrients as we normally would.
Let’s take a look, I’m expecting big things…
Vitamin D – 84mcg
Vitamin D is a class of fat-soluble secosteroids that help facilitate intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. Vitamin D also plays an essential role in bone growth and maintenance as well as muscular strength regulation; deficiency of Vitamin D can result in osteomalacia (weakened bones that break easily) while severe deficiency can result in the bone-weakening disease rickets affecting growth plates of arms and legs of children.
Vitamin D can primarily be obtained through sunlight; however, our skin’s ability to synthesize vitamin D declines with age and decreasing sun exposure during winter. Furthermore, sunscreen used against skin cancer also lowers vitamin D production. Furthermore, those who spend much time indoors (such as night shift workers or those living in northern latitudes with limited sunlight exposure), take steroid medicines such as prednisone or have conditions that restrict fat absorption such as Crohn’s disease may have trouble absorbing vitamin D through their diet.
Numerous epidemiologic studies have linked low vitamin D levels with an increased risk of certain diseases.
Vitamin D For Testosterone
Vitamin D is one of the most essential micronutrients for human health. It plays an essential role in strong bones, muscle growth, and fat control as well as testosterone production.
Studies have recently highlighted a correlation between low Vitamin D levels and decreased testosterone in males. Vitamin D plays an essential role in the conversion of testosterone to adipose tissue (fat cells), meaning low levels mean fewer testosterone-rich fat cells are being created by your body, leading to reduced serum levels of this key hormone.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with poor health, weak bones, and increased prostate cancer risks among men. Research also indicates that a lack of this essential nutrient may limit testosterone production within the testicles, leading to decreased fertility levels in males.
Studies have revealed a more intricate link between vitamin D and testosterone than initially suspected. Research shows a direct relationship between testosterone levels and the bio-chemical marker 25(OH)D for vitamin D.
Studies have also demonstrated a correlation between higher 25(OH)D levels and increases in total and free testosterone, partially explained by Vitamin D’s effect on luteinizing hormone, which stimulates testosterone production in testicles. Furthermore, one large placebo-controlled trial concluded that taking Vitamin D supplements for an extended period resulted in an increase in total testosterone levels.
Sodium – 15mg
Sodium is an essential mineral and an electrolyte, providing essential fluid balance regulation, nerve impulse transmission, and muscle contraction and relaxation control, including those associated with heart function. Furthermore, sodium contributes to maintaining normal kidney functioning.
The human body gets most of the sodium it needs through diet; table salt is the main source. Naturally occurring sodium can also be found in meat and dairy products; sodium-containing processed foods (broth and canned soups) contain additional sodium content as an ingredient; in addition, perspiration helps flush away sodium while kidneys excrete it as urine; it is rare for anyone to be deficient in dietary sodium intake.
Sodium works with potassium to maintain proper fluid levels inside and outside cells. While excess sodium may be excreted through urine filters, small amounts of it are still necessary for optimal function of organ systems and functions.
Too much sodium intake can increase blood pressure and damage artery walls, potentially leading to heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, too much sodium consumption may go undetected since much of it is hidden in foods like bread and packaged products; those sensitive to its effects may be able to identify it through symptoms like muscle weakness, tingling in their limbs, and confusion.
Boron – 200mg
Boron has been shown to balance sexual hormones, specifically estrogen. Furthermore, it increases testosterone levels in both males and females alike thereby improving energy and muscle mass gain while possibly alleviating menopausal symptoms and increasing fertility.
Studies demonstrate how boron stimulates osteoblast activity, encouraging bone tissue formation while suppressing osteoclast action (cells that break down bone). This activity works to both treat and prevent osteoporosis by increasing bone mineral density and strength while improving calcium absorption by the body and decreasing oxidative stress in its environment. Boron also offers anti-inflammatory properties which may help alleviate symptoms associated with arthritis such as joint stiffness by decreasing oxidative stress in your system.
Boron also helps protect the brain against oxidative damage supports cognitive function, and has antioxidant properties that prevent damage to DNA/RNA molecules – protecting cells against mutation and cell degeneration.
Other advantages of boron include balancing sex hormones in both men and women, aiding fertility, relieving menopause symptoms, improving bone health, lowering blood sugar levels, decreasing inflammation levels, and improving cognitive function.
Fenugreek – 100mcg
Fenugreek seeds contain phenolic compounds known as saponins that may help boost testosterone levels, according to research. Saponins may do this by increasing the enzyme activity necessary for producing dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), leading to more testosterone synthesis.
Testosterone is an essential sex hormone for male health. It plays an integral role in muscle mass, bone strength, and metabolic function; produced in both testicles and gonads for production; however, levels tend to decline with age resulting in low libido, poor sleep quality fatigue, or depression in older males.
Sixty healthy subjects were randomly assigned either a placebo or Fenu-FG treatment group for 8 weeks, taking twice daily capsules over that time and participating in four days per week resistance training programs with a focus on increasing strength, blood serum testosterone levels, and percent body fat. They were tested for strength, blood serum testosterone levels, and percent body fat percentage before beginning.
Fenugreek supplementation was found to have beneficial results across all these parameters, with higher strength gains, serum testosterone improvements, peak and mean testosterone increases, lower body fat percentage, reduced heart rate, and blood pressure reduction as compared to taking placebos.
Black Maca – 100mcg
Black maca is believed to have libido-enhancing effects for both men and women. A common aphrodisiac, research has demonstrated its efficacy at increasing male sperm count – possibly as a result of better hormonal balance being maintained, including managing PMS symptoms such as mood swings and hot flashes more effectively. It may help improve mental functions as well as reduce oxidative stress.
Tongkat Ali – 100mcg
Eurycoma longifolia, commonly referred to as “Tongkat Ali” or Malaysian Ginseng, has become increasingly popular as an organic alternative for synthetic testosterone use in dietary supplements and has proven itself useful for increasing libido, increasing energy levels, and improving athletic performance. These supplements are currently sold on the market as an effective natural way of increasing testosterone.
The plant, native to Southeast Asia, has long been utilized in traditional holistic medicine as a natural supplement for testosterone, with claims it can boost libido and energy while simultaneously relieving stress, improving physical performance, and increasing male fertility.
Laboratory studies indicate that tongkat ali can significantly enhance your body’s ability to release and absorb testosterone from its binding proteins, increase DHEA production, promote resilience against stress, and regulate hormones such as cortisol more efficiently. It acts as an adaptogen by improving DHEA production while acting as an adaptogen which promotes resilience against stress while improving cortisol regulation in your system.
People taking tongkat ali often report feeling more vital and energetic after taking it, perhaps due to increased testosterone levels that promote circulation and energy production. Furthermore, tongkat ali can reduce stress-induced effects on the body by improving adrenal function and increasing natural sensitivity against exercise-induced cortisol suppression.
Tribulus Terrestris – 100mcg
Tribulus is an herb with the power to restore and sustain healthy testosterone levels in men. That said, studies have failed to demonstrate its efficacy in increasing testosterone production.
Tribulus Terrestris has long been used in traditional herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency, but a 2014 study concluded that it wasn’t recommended to improve androgenic status as there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that it is useful or safe. A further 2007 study found that it did not produce any lean muscle mass or strength gains.
Horny Goat Weed – 100mcg
Horny goat weed has long been used for its libido-enhancing effects and is sometimes known as the “natural Viagra.” Its popularity as an aphrodisiac comes from an active flavonoid compound known as icariin which blocks PDE5 enzyme, providing increased blood flow to the penis which leads to an erection.
Icariin increases acetylcholine levels, which is known to stimulate sexual arousal. Furthermore, lab experiments show that it can improve mood and decrease stress levels while several studies reveal its ability to lower inflammation markers associated with low testosterone and high estrogen in menopausal women.
However, there isn’t any evidence that suggests horny goat weed increases testosterone levels.
The Benefits of Test X180 Gummies for Testosterone Levels
One main benefit of the product is the delivery system. This means you can easily and conveniently chew, swallow, and consume the gummies. They taste nice enough and the texture is good as well, in addition, we don’t need a drink to help swallow it.
As a result, I’m pretty pleased with the way we can consume this product, it’s quick, easy, and tasty.
In addition, some of the ingredients are also useful for testosterone production. We have to remember that testosterone boosters are not meant to supply the body with testosterone but to help your body produce more by triggering the endocrine system.
The evidence does demonstrate that nutrients such as boron, vitamin D, fenugreek, and Tongkat Ali can increase testosterone levels. And, there’s plenty of vitamin D as well as boron included in this product.
Negatives of TestX180 Gummies
As a sports nutritionist, I can understand the inclusion of vitamin D, boron, fenugreek, and tongkat ali.
All of these ingredients have proven to be beneficial in supporting testosterone secretion.
The sodium is a troubling inclusion, if I’m honest because a typical Western diet is usually quite salt-heavy, as such, unless you were an extremely active endurance athlete who would discharge large amounts of sweat it wouldn’t be of much use.
Furthermore, the inclusion of black maca, Tribulus, and horny goat weed shows how little effective research has been put into the development of the product as there isn’t any credible evidence to show that they’ll stimulate testosterone secretion.
However, the real problem with this product is that the doses are far too low.
We need 500mg of fenugreek for it to be effective and at least 200mg of tongkat ali, but most of this product is in mcg which either highlights another lack of scientific research or limitations on what can be provided using gummies as the delivery method. In this case, whilst it is a novel idea, capsules are more effective.
Dosage and recommended usage of Test X180 Gummies
Force Factor recommends that you take 2 gummies together once per day.
This provides a total of 215.584mg daily.
I’ll be honest, this is a very low amount. The majority of the ingredients are provided in mcg.
Only sodium and boron are provided in mg.
Testimonials and success stories from Test X180 Gummies users
This is what I find a bit difficult.
There are 89 reviews on their website for this product.
The most recent was around March 2023 (as of the date this review was published). The majority are part of a free sample, therefore, it seems Force Factor provided a free sample in exchange for a review. Now, call me a pessimist but generally when someone is given something for free, they tend to look favorably on that freebie. Why wouldn’t you? You’ve just been given a present. You’d hardly say it was crap.
That said, if you read the reviews, you’ll see a lot of comments stating they like the taste, but didn’t really notice any benefit.
Potential side effects and precautions of Test X180 Gummies
There are very few safety issues or worries about side effects from this test booster.
Okay, be aware that it is manufactured in a facility that may also be exposed to allergens such as nuts, fish, wheat, soy, etc.
The only real issue may be the added sodium, 15mg is not a lot overall, but consider how much sodium is hidden in the foods you may eat.
Comparing Test X180 Gummies to other testosterone-boosting supplements
Unfortunately, on the basis of choosing an effective testosterone booster, this really doesn’t live up to the hype, or the promise of well-researched and top-quality products from Force Factor.
Okay, as a gummy, it’s different, but it doesn’t make it better or even equal to a lot of alternatives on the market.
Conclusion: Are Test X180 Gummies the right choice for you?
If you fancy a candy or sweet that has a good amount of vitamin D, these are an expensive way to get that – vitamin D gummies are far cheaper to buy.
However, if you are looking to help support and stimulate testosterone production, this really falls short.